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Merson In Positive Statement Shocker

Paul Merson is set to rock the footballing world to it's very core with his latest statement regarding Arsenal FC.

A very very brief article on the Daily Mail website has The Merse tipping our very own Robin Van Persie to finish the upcoming season by walking away with the Golden Boot.

The Magic Man said, 'It is a bold prediction but I think he has the chance to be the top scorer in the division.'

Far be it from me to pick holes in Merse's statement, but i think it's not that much of a bold prediction.

Last season, before his injury, RVP was showing the sort of goalscoring prowess to suggest that this was a very real prospect of happening in the season now gone.

Only an unfortunate injury picked up whilst tucking away the winner against ManUre denied RVP the chance to fill his boots to the tune of 20+ goals last season. So barring another lengthy layoff this time out, Rockin' Robin has definitely got the talent to end the season as the Prem's leading marksman.

And, now seen as the Gunners' main man up front, he's certainly started off pre-season in the right style, looking rather sharp and netting already.

Robin, we'll be looking forward to seeing your many goals this season.

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Writer: Wingston Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 23 2007

Time: 10:24PM

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If he stays fot for the whole season, he might just walk away with player of the year too.
Little Dutch
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23/07/2007 22:38:00

and a title medal, LD. That's if we can finish above the spuds, of course. »»Arsene Knows««
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23/07/2007 22:49:00

I think RVP is going to be the next big thing in the Premiership !! I have a really good feeling about his season.
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23/07/2007 22:56:00

In terms of talent, RVP ranks alongside the best I've seen in the short. He needs to pull his head in a bit though, I think he has that nice arrogance where Henry's departure will help him. He will relish being the main man. As far as footballers go, I see him as a Liam Gallagher type, he's good at what he does, but he's got that something extra as well, that presence. Let's just hope he doesn't start headbutting photographers!
Little Dutch
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23/07/2007 22:59:00

I've maintain for the past couple of years that RVP will become a world class striker, and I reckon this is the season. As LD claims, he seems to enjoy being the top dog and by Henry's own addmission he's the most skilfull player he's ever seen. And not to pick hole's in your article Wingers, didn't Rob break his foot scoring the equaliser?
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23/07/2007 23:21:00

****eholes!!! he did, and i even spotted that little doozieas I was writing the darn piece, and meant to correct that - indeed, Henry tucked away the winner. Oh well, I am not editing it, i will just have to hold my hands up... »»Arsene Knows««
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23/07/2007 23:30:00

thats a bit of a turnaround from "they really worry me this season"...i expected him to explode last season which he was on the verge of. ive put money on 25+ goals for RVP its good value
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24/07/2007 00:26:00

Wingers, do you still type out Arsene knows??? Anywhoo, RVP is already world class. If Ronaldo is surely RVP is? If he scores 25 goals next year it would not surprise me. Is it impossible to think that he could break some reacord at the club???
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24/07/2007 09:08:00

And by the way, Merson! shhh, you are a DOOM MERCHANT!
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24/07/2007 09:09:00

Its pretty tantalising to imagine him finally setting the team and the league alight. It really is make or break time - we're at a crossroads and chances don't come around as perfect as this. Love his audacity, and just hope his temperament holds.
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24/07/2007 10:18:00

Huddersfield Town fans getting stuck into the gooners over our player selection policy!
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24/07/2007 11:36:00

Hoping for Eduardo and RVP to get a combined 35+ goals in the league next season. Im confident they can do it.
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24/07/2007 13:10:00

Is it just me who is tired at the same old pathetic stick being used to beat this club with? Ask these people to justify their arguments, and they just ignore you and carry on with their diatribe of ****e... »»Arsene Knows««
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24/07/2007 14:11:00

HEY!!!! I've just realised, the picture of Rob in this article (we've had for nearly a year btw) isn't that Eduardo on his right?? Psychic or what?!
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24/07/2007 14:59:00

Rocky.....i noticed that 3 hours ago.....LOL
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24/07/2007 15:05:00

RvP will score 20+ goals. Combine that with goals from Da Silva, Theo, Cesc and Rosicky then you the amazing talent we have at the front
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24/07/2007 15:57:00

I only noticed Eduardo now. LOL
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24/07/2007 16:14:00

Didn't he score the only goal for dinamo in that match (pictured)?
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24/07/2007 16:33:00

Yer he scored in the se*****d leg at the Grove.
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24/07/2007 16:42:00

I'm sure you'll correct me if I'm wrong, but weren't most of those goals scored while playing along side Henry
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24/07/2007 18:21:00

correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't RVP paired with Henry for the majority of his starts? Statistically, wouldn't that explain this logic? RVP will score most of his goals while playing alongside whoever Wenger pairs him with this season too.
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24/07/2007 18:43:00

Well I understand your sentiments; after all I feel the same way about Berbatov. But that doesn't mean that some partnership don't work better than others, the question is will he hit it off straight away with De Silva
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24/07/2007 18:54:00

not at all disputing certain partnerships - will Bent hit it off straight away with Berba or Keane? Walcott and RVP have already shown some good promise, and DaSilva has played only 20 minutes thus far. Time will tell of course.
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24/07/2007 19:03:00

Rvp scored most when playing with Ade and vice verca. We had better results without Henry than with him...
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24/07/2007 19:16:00

By the way, i think we have lost the point of the article. Paul Merson said a good thing about us!
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24/07/2007 20:14:00

aye, that in itself should be a shock goofle! and yes, i do still type it out... »»Arsene Knows««
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24/07/2007 20:41:00

I bet you were all glued to Satanta sports last night, watching Orlando Pirates Vs the might Spurs. I'm sure having watched Bent scoring that great goal, you'll all be saying "what a bargain, can't believe he only cost £16.5m" watch your backs
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25/07/2007 08:31:00

Robin Van Persie has everything and he'll rock the prem. with Dudu
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25/07/2007 10:01:00

Just watched the friendly game highlights on you tube and cant wait to see them on saturday/sunday now! its been a nightmare with no football for past few weeks! bring it on!
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25/07/2007 11:12:00

I don't somehow think so TopSpur. That's one goal in a friendly. That doesn't mean he's going to do that week in week out for you guys. Yes, he's a good player but you massively overspent on him. I'd far rather have Van Persie in the team than Bent. Robin's going to set the Premiership alight this season.
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25/07/2007 11:30:00

yes i think he'll score a few this season as well to the point where he's in my Sun fantay football team.
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25/07/2007 11:48:00

Van Persie when fit is the most naturally gifted player in the Prem. Maby Berba comes close but Rvp will score more goals then Berba so that makes him better.
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25/07/2007 13:17:00

RVP all the way
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26/07/2007 08:48:00


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